Keren Shahar

Keshet strikes comedy format deal

Greek broadcaster Ant1 has ordered a local version of Keshet International-distributed comedy series The Baker and the Beauty. The broadcaster will produce the 13x45mins Greek version of the show, which will go out in October. Ioannis Latsios, programming chief at Antenna TV said: “The Baker and the Beauty is thematically consistent with our brand and overall […]

Keshet poaches Burkhardt from Banijay

Keshet International has hired Sebastian Burkhardt as head of business development and acquisitions. The international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet has poached Burkhardt from Banijay where he was senior VP, international distribution. In his new role, Burkhardt will scope out new business opportunities for KI, including co-productions and deficit financing. He will also acquire shows […]

Korea’s KBS connects with Israel’s Gordin Cell

South Korean broadcaster KBS is to get a local version of Israeli scripted drama MICE (aka The Gordin Cell). IMTV is adapting the scripts and producing for KBS ahead of a planned launch early next year. The Korean remake will follow a pilot that is torn between family associations with North Korea and his loyalty […]

Keshet poaches BBCWW’s Roberts for CEE

Keshet International has recruited Lucy Roberts as its sales manager for the Central and Eastern Europe region. Roberts joins the distribution arm of the Israeli broadcaster from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. In the newly created role at Keshet International, she will report to regional sales director and former BBC […]

Formats the key for Keshet in Cannes

Keshet Media’s international sales arm will head to Cannes with a batch of new formats and scripted series She’s with Me (pictured). Following the announcement of lead format Rising Star, Keshet International will also be in Palais with docu-reality format Marathon, in which ordinary people come together to run a marathon. It launched on Israel’s […]

Prisoners firm Keshet poaches BBC Worldwide executive

Keshet International has appointed a BBC Worldwide distribution exec to become a sales director. Cynthia Kennedy has joined the global arm of Israel’s Keshet Media Group with immediate effect, reporting to head of distribution and acquisitions Keren Shahar. She joins a team of sales directors including Nelly Weber-Feld and Kelly Wright and marcom manager Limor […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]